22 April 2010 Edition
22 April 2010
Alex Maskey's withdrawal of his nomination in South Belfast for the 6 May Westminster election in order to maximise nationalist representation was a real show of leadership by Sinn Féin. The move was made despite the rejection by the SDLP of a reciprocal pact after a unionist unity candidate was put forward in Fermanagh and South Tyrone. This Sinn Féin initiative was aimed at protecting the two nationalist seats under threat from unionism, those of Michelle Gildernew in Fermanagh and South Tyrone and Alasdair McDonnell in South Belfast, not for narrow party political concerns. Free article
An Phoblacht Magazine
AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:
- Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
- This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
- Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
- Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.